class 8 lesson plan
Resources for the Teacher
American Institute for Conservation. Code of Ethics and Guidelines for Practice, 1998.
The Code of Ethics provides a brief historical background of the development of ethical standards for conservators. It clearly states behaviors and attitudes that conservators must follow. The Guidelines for Practice and the accompanying Commentaries outline rules for professional conduct as well as minimum accepted, recommended, and special practices that meet ethical standards.
Baird, Brian J. “The Goals and Objectives of Collections Conservation.” Restaurator 13, no. 4 (1992): 149–61.
Grandinette, Maria, and Randy Silverman. “The Library Collections Conservation Discussion Group: Taking a Comprehensive Look at Book Repair.” Library Resources and Technical Services 38, no. 3 (1994): 281–87.
Henderson, Kathryn L., and William T. Henderson, eds. Conserving and Preserving Materials in Nonbook Formats. Urbana-Champaign: University of Illinois Graduate School of Library and Information Science, 1991.
Merrill-Oldham, Jan, and Nancy Carlson Schrock. “The Conservation of General Collections.” In Preservation: Issues and Planning, edited by Paul N. Banks and Roberta Pilette. Chicago: American Library Association, 2000.
Morrow, Carolyn Clark, and Carole Dyal. Conservation Treatment Procedures: A Manual of Step-by-Step Procedures for the Maintenance and Repair of Library Materials. Littleton, Colo.: Libraries Unlimited, 1986. Especially Chapter 1 and Appendixes 1 and 5.
National Information Standards Organization and the Library Binding Institute. Library Binding Standard, ANSI/NISO/LBI Z39.78-2000. Bethesda, Md.: NISO Press, 2000.
Northeast Document Conservation Center. Preservation Leaflets. Section 7, Conservation Procedures.
Paris, Jan. “Choosing and Working with a Conservator.” In Preservation of Library and Archival Materials. Andover, Mass.: Northeast Document Conservation Center, 2008.
This concise article about working with a professional conservator includes information regarding training, professional organizations, and what a contractor should expect and require from a conservator.
Pilette, Roberta, and Carolyn Harris. “It Takes Two to Tango: A Conservator’s View of Curator/Conservator Relations.” Rare Books & Manuscript Librarianship 4, no. 2 (Fall 1989): 103–11.
Stewart, Eleanore. “Special Collections Conservation.” In Preservation: Issues and Planning, edited by Paul N. Banks and Roberta Pilette. Chicago: American Library Association, 2000.
Sturman, Shelley G., Martin Burke, and Doris Hamburg. Guidelines for Selecting a Conservator, 1991.
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